A rocket fired from the Gaza Strip early Monday morning exploded in open territory in the Sha'ar HaNegev Regional Council. The IDF reports that there were no injuries and no damage.
Security forces were called to the area and are searching the area for remnants of the projectile. The Code Red siren was not activated.
Monday's rocket marks the eighth rocket fired at Israel in the last month.
Last week, two rockets were fired from the Sinai Peninsula near the Egyptian border and landed in the Eshkol Regional Council. There were no injuries in the attack. The missiles were fired at Israel in response to an ISIS claim that an Israeli drone killed five of the terror group's members near Rafah.
In the beginning of February, four rockets were fired from Sinai towards the coastal city of Eilat. The Iron Dome missile defense system successfully intercepted three, while the fourth fell in an open area, causing no damage. ISIS in the Sinai took responsibility for the salvo.
Three days later, another rocket was fired toward the Ashkelon Coast Regional Council. Using tanks and aircraft, the IDF responded by attacking three Hamas positions in the northern Gaza Strip where the missiles were fired.
This is a lightly edited version of the original article published by YNet News at http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-4928032,00.html